Retaining the story structure and most of Lionel Monckton's music, this skilful adaptation with a new orchestration has pared down the Acts from three to two and added three entirely new songs, while still preserving the charm and entertainment of the popular original.Synopsis complet
Mathilde, an exiled French princess, secretly marries Captain Charteris in an English country village where she has befriended a young Quaker girl, Prudence, with whom American Tony Chute has fallen madly in love. Upbraided by the Quakers for attending the wedding festivities, Prudence accepts the wedding party's invitation to accompany them to Paris where she becomes an instant success. Mathilde is sought by the police who enlist the help of her ex-fiancd, Prince Carlo. To protect Mathilde, Prudence is blackmailed into accepting Prince Carlo's invitation to a ball he gives on the night of the Chantilly races. Unaware of her selfless motive, Tony is enraged with Prudence. However Prudence's innate goodness bears results and the senior French Minister allows Mathilde to remain in France, Tony and Prudence are reunited and the toast of the ball is The Quaker Girl!
Génèse du musical
Adelphi Theatre, London 5th November, 1910 - (536 perfs)
Park Theatre, Broadway - 23 October, 1911 (240 perfs)
The text was revised and the play revived at the London Coliseum on 25th May, 1944. This production closed owing to flying bombs, went on tour, and later opened again in London, this time at the Stoll Theatre in February, 1945
"THE QUAKER GIRL" then toured England and Scotland continuously from the Summer of 1945, until December, 1948, being received everywhere with great enthusiasm.
Liste des chansons
ACT I - An English country village.
Chorus and Solo (Mrs. Lukyn) - Jarge, we've such a tale to tell
Entrance of Quakers and Double Chorus - While our worthy village neighbours
Song (Mathilde) - O, time, time!
Duet (Mathilde and Charteris) - Wonderful
Quartet (Mathilde, Phoebe, Charteris and Tony) - A Runaway Match
Song (Prudence) - A Quaker Girl
Duet (Prudence and Tony) - A bad boy and a good girl
Concerted Number - Tip-Toe
Song (Jeremiah) and Chorus - Just As Father Used to Do
Finale - It's the Wedding Day
ACT II - Madame Blum's Dressmaking Salon, Paris
Opening Chorus - Girls - In this Abode
Song (Phoebe) and Chorus of Girls - Or Thereabouts!
Chorus - On Revient de Chantilly
Valse Song (Prince) and Chorus - Come to the Ball
Duet (Prudence and Tony) - A Dancing Lesson
March Quintet - Barbizon
Finale - Ah! Ha! Monsieur Larose!
ACT III - The Pré Catalan, outside Paris
Song (Prince) and Chorus - Couleur de Rose
Duet (Jeremiah and Phoebe) - Mr. Jeremiah, Esquire!
Song (Prudence) - Tony, from America
Duet (Prudence and Tony) - The First Dance
Finale - Love, I have Met You
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